Do you really want to be a rock star?

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Over and over I see want ads imploring, “Help wanted Rock Star…”.

No doubt the portrait we have painted of a Rock Star appears to glamorous, successful, even desirable. But in reality, Rock Stars as a group are seldom successful and when they are their success is fleeting. They seldom get to enjoy the very thing that makes them a star and that is their passion.

Being a Rock Star may have some reward. They often leave behind a legacy. Their music, stories, events that they have participated in, may live on long after their star has extinguished.

However, if you really want long term success, you might consider some other line of work. Perhaps an accountant?

According to a recent British study, accountants, and folks working in similar white collar, middle-class professions live longer than people working in any other occupation.

Another alternative is to become a doctor. When it comes to overall physical, mental, and fiscal health, doctors have the highest wellbeing score in America.

Still considering Rock Star? One study at Sydney University showed that Pop and Rock Stars die up to 25 years younger than the average person and have far higher rates of death by accident, suicide, and homicide.

At least you will be better off than a long-haul truck driver. They account for nearly 25% of all workplace deaths. Most deaths are a result of accidents caused by road hazards or falling asleep at the wheel. But to be fair there are far more truckers out on the highway than there are Rock Stars.

I have never been accused of being a Rock Star. Maybe that is a good thing. It is not a lifestyle I would choose.

I couldn’t find any studies that documented the life expectancy of a Real Estate Agent. It appears that Real Estate Agents never quit. Their phone just stops ringing. Lately, my phone hasn't been ringing. Is it time to find a new gig?

Since it is probably too late for me to go to medical school, being a doctor is out. Maybe for my next act, I will be counting on accounting.

Oops, never mind, I think I hear my phone ringing.


Rock Star



Joe Domino is a Realtor® serving the Phoenix & Scottsdale metro area. You can find more great information by visiting his website at

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Lauren Williams, CPO
Casual Uncluttering LLC - Woodinville, WA
Professional Organizer: Puget Sound homes

Joseph Domino 480-390-6011 I've been called a "favorite babysitter," "Dynamo," and "miracle worker." I like all of those better than "Rock Star." 

Jul 05, 2019 12:39 PM #1
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good evening Joseph. I have known so called rock stars. The aura fades and life catches up.

Jul 05, 2019 03:56 PM #2
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

As a person who thinks life is most beautiful in its simple form, I don't want to be a rock star.

Jul 06, 2019 04:04 AM #3
Kay Van Kampen
RE/MAX Broker, RE/MAX - Springfield, MO
Realtor®, Springfield Mo Real Estate

I was told today that when I reach the age of 80, I will no longer have to do continuing dare they think I'm getting old!

Jul 09, 2019 06:37 PM #4
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

We are counting on you to retain your rock star status in real estate.

Have a most productive summer.

Jul 13, 2019 07:10 AM #5
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Joseph Domino 480-390-6011 - I like how your brain thinks. I'm definitely not a Rock Star and I can't stand reading ads about Rock Star Realtors. Quite frankly, nobody likes them either! 

Like you, I just have to be me. 

Jul 18, 2019 07:41 PM #6
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